Announcing the 2020 KET Young Writers Contest!

Do you have a story to tell? We want to hear it!

Held annually, KET Education hosts a writing contest for emerging young authors across the commonwealth and beyond. We invite students in kindergarten through third grade to submit illustrated stories, students in fourth and fifth grades to submit short stories, and students in sixth through twelfth grades to submit poetry. Winners are selected and prizes awarded.

This year poetry judges include Hannah Drake, the cultural strategist for IDEAS xLab and author of nine books; former Kentucky poet laureate Richard Taylor, professor of English and currently serving as Kenan Visiting Writer at Transylvania University; and Jeff Worley, author of six book-length collections of poetry.

The contest opens November 4, 2019 with the deadline to enter March 27, 2020. You can check out past winners now. Official rules and scoring rubrics will be coming soon, then check back on November 4 for the online entry form. We can’t wait to read your pieces!

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